BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The Curricular Approach to Student Affairs

A Revolutionary Shift for Learning Beyond the Classroom

Paperback
June 2020
9781620369357
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    Stylus Publishing
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    30th June
  • ISBN 9781620369357
  • Language English
  • Pages 180 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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Hardback
June 2020
9781620369340
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    Stylus Publishing
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July 2020
9781620369364
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    7th July
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  • Language English
  • Pages 180 pp.
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  • Images 8 Tables; 4 Figures
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E-Book (ePub)
July 2020
9781620369371
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    Stylus Publishing
  • Published
    7th July
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  • Language English
  • Pages 180 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 8 Tables; 4 Figures
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The curricular approach aligns the mission, goals, outcomes, and practices of a student affairs division, unit, or other unit that works to educate students beyond the classroom with those of the institution, and organizes intentional and developmentally sequenced strategies to facilitate student learning. In this book, the authors explain how to implement a curricular approach for educating students beyond the classroom. The book is based on more than a decade of implementing curricular approaches on multiple campuses, contributing to the scholarship on the curricular approach, and helping many campuses design, implement, and assess their student learning efforts. The curricular approach is rooted in scholarship and the connections between what we know about learning, assessment, pedagogy, and student success. For many who have been socialized in a more traditional programming approach, it may feel revolutionary. Yet, it is also obvious because it is straightforward and simple.

“The message at the heart of this pathbreaking book is clear: We cannot truly understand and respond to students as whole people without supporting their learning holistically across the entirety of the college experience. Learning outside the classroom should be as curricular as is the academic experience—not ‘cocurricular,’ but fully curricular, integrated, and aligned with an institution’s academic mission and values. An accidental, situational, or happenstance approach to learning in student affairs (still easy to find) is a wasted opportunity; it fails to deliver on the promise of higher education. Starting with the principle that we must not bifurcate students’ experience (academic versus out-of-classroom), these authors guide us capably and carefully toward a curricular approach that preserves the potential of both students and higher education.”

Richard P. Keeling, Principal - Keeling & Associates, LLC; and Editor, Learning Reconsidered

“Too many professional books are written by people with great ideas and who care deeply but who have not lived the work. This book exemplifies the best of the late Lee Knefelkamp’s practice-theory-practice model (PTP). These experienced authors have done this hard work, reflected on their experiences to identify principles, created theories and useful models, and pushed that wisdom back into practice on every page. Institutions have a moral imperative to make all students’ experiences educationally purposeful. This book takes that quest to new levels of excellence. Even something obvious becomes revolutionary when implemented in practice built on the integrity of years of wise experience.”

Susan R. Komives, Professor Emerita - University of Maryland; and Past President, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

“This book will serve as a valuable resource for anyone seeking to provide rigorous, empirical, and theory-based student experiences beyond the classroom. With students from increasingly diverse backgrounds—culturally, socially, technologically, academically—attending college in the 21st century, higher education needs to be prepared to facilitate learning in every aspect of its work, and this book provides a strong foundation for student affairs practitioners.”

Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas, Associate Professor - Curry School of Education; Research Director, Crafting Success for Underrepresented Scientists and Engineers; and Research Director of Undergraduate Initiatives, Contemplative Sciences Center, University of Virginia

The Curricular Approach to Student Affairs: A Revolutionary Shift for Learning Beyond the Classroom is a ground-breaking text in which the authors deftly describe a comprehensive, student-centered approach for learning outside of the classroom. They detail the rationale behind this approach, use poignant examples to explain how this approach can be implemented, and provide direction to senior student affairs administrators regarding leadership and organizational change. Following the guidance offered in this book will transform how a division of student affairs operates and actualize student learning and development.”

Gavin Henning, Professor of Higher Education and Program Director - Master of Higher Education and Doctorate of Education Programs, New England College; and Past-President, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

“Drawing on the expertise of faculty and residence life educators, the curriculum-based approach to student learning constructs a comprehensive goal-directed learning experience for students. This well-researched book provides a detailed guide to developing and implementing this educational approach to advance student learning in residence halls. Residence life educators committed to engaging students in intentional goal-directed learning experiences must read this book.”

Gregory S. Blimling, Professor (retired) - College Student Affairs Program, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education

“This book offers an exciting synthesis of over a decade’s committed work to improve students’ cocurricular learning in a variety of beyond the classroom environments. The systemic and intentional approach is a leading paradigm shift. The passion and dedication of the team delivering this book and the wisdom offered are guaranteed to improve the student affairs work on any campus.”

Adrianna Kezar - Dean’s Professor of Higher Education Leadership, Director of the Pullias Center, and Director of the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success

“The curricular approach to student learning and engagement beyond the classroom is a fundamental need for all campus communities. I am excited that my professional colleagues now have a definitive resource to develop sequenced, mission-driven, and scholarship-based initiatives that will ultimately enhance the college student experience.”

Vernon A. Wall, Director - Business Development, LeaderShape, Inc.; and President, ACPA–College Student Educators International, 2020–2021

Foreword—Stephen John Quaye
Preface

1) Why a Curricular Approach in Student Affairs?
2) What Is a Curricular Approach in Student Affairs?
3) How to Identify Learning Aims
4) How to Design, Implement, and Assess a Curricular Approach
5) Facilitating Student Learning Beyond the Classroom
6) Leadership for a Curricular Approach

Appendix A: Ten Essential Elements for a Curricular Approach
Appendix B: Traditional Approaches Versus Curricular Approach to Learning Beyond the Classroom
Appendix C: Development and Refinement of Educational Aims Leading to the Development of Educational Plans
Appendix D: Sample List of Artifacts
Appendix E: Examples of Learning Aims
Appendix F:Checklist for Assembling an Education Plan
Appendix G: Sample Developmental Sequencing Chart
Appendix H: Example of Mapping Learning Initiatives Across Departments
Appendix I: Facilitation Guide Template
Appendix J: Metacognition
Appendix K: Some Potential Pedagogical Strategies
Appendix L: The Divisional Barometer for the Curricular Approach in Student Affairs
Appendix M: Recommended Resources

References
About the Authors
Index

Kathleen G. Kerr

Kathleen G. Kerr serves as the associate vice president for Student Life at the University of Delaware (UD). Kerr provides leadership to enhance the operations, programs, and services for Residence Life and Housing (RLH), the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs, the university student centers, fraternity and sorority leadership and learning, student wellness and health promotion, the Center for Counseling and Student Development, and Student Health Services. She is also an assistant professor in UD’s Department of Human Development and Family Sciences.

Keith E. Edwards

Keith Edwards helps individuals, organizations, and communities to realize their fullest potential as a speaker, consultant, and coach. He has spoken and consulted at more than 200 colleges and universities, presented more than 200 programs at national conferences, and written more than 20 articles or book chapters on sexual violence prevention, men’s identity, curricular approaches, and social justice education. He is cohost of Student Affairs Live on the Higher Ed Live network. Edwards coedited the book Addressing Sexual Violence in Higher Education.

James F. Tweedy

Jim Tweedy is the director of Residence Life and Housing at the University of Delaware and focuses his professional energies on exploring the connections between residence life staff inputs into the student experience and the resulting student learning and development gains. He is the coauthor of “Beyond Seat Time” and “Satisfaction and Shifting to Curricular Approaches to Learning Beyond the Classroom,” published in About Campus. Tweedy also codeveloped the first ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute and continues to serve on the institute faculty regularly.

Hilary Lichterman

Hilary L. Lichterman serves as the associate director of Residence Life at the University of South Carolina. She is co-author of The Curricular Approach to Residential Education: Lessons for Student Affairs Practice (2019). Lichterman has presented at numerous local, regional, and national conferences, maintains involvement in ACPA and ACUHO-I, and has conducted on-site consultations and external reviews on the curricular approach in student affairs and housing and residence life with five campuses.

Amanda R. Knerr

Amanda Knerr serves as the executive director of Residential Life and Housing at Indiana State University. She cochaired the ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute in 2015 and 2016. Knerr has served as faculty for the institute from 2010–2019. She has also participated in a variety of ACPA leadership roles including chair of the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation and invited faculty for the ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute.

Higher Education
Curriculum
Student Affairs & Campus Issues